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Welcome to the Space Epic!
leiascully wrote in spaceepicisepic
Last November, having slammed our way through the first 3.5 seasons of Battlestar Galactica in the space of about a month, coffeesuperhero and I embarked on an epic therapy fic project. This fic was intended to save us from our massive, massive love for Bill Adama and Laura Roslin, in the face of Clearly Impending Doom; we needed to fall in love with the younger generation. In our grand tradition of self-insert therapy fic (see the 300+ pages we wrote in the wake of Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix), we commenced writing the Space Epic, also known as Wren And Eliza In Space! At first it was sort of a joke, then it became a challenge to ourselves - could we write 50,000 words in two weeks for NaNoWriMo?

Almost 130,000 words later, it's not a joke or a challenge: it's a home away from canon. After the events of 4.0, we desperately needed a place to live where the sun shone and the characters were happy, and that need only grew as 4.5 spun along to its dizzy end. The Space Epic is unabashedly fluffy at points; it's also desperately angsty at points. Sometimes it contains the things we needed to say to Ron D. Moore; sometimes it's just things that we wanted to see. It diverts sharply from canon after 4.0 - we haven't included much of anything from 4.5. Gaeta is alive and never mutinied. Dee is alive. Laura is alive, after a second miracle cure courtesy of the Cylons, and Earth isn't radioactive anymore. There's humor and romance and drama and serious business politics and some startlingly accurate predictions, considering we had no idea what would happen. You may have read bits of it before, posted as stand-alone scenes.

A little background: Wren and Eliza are, respectively, an attorney and a teacher from Aerelon who were working on Caprica at the time of the Cylon attack on the colonies; they were on the Rising Star when the actual attack happened. During the settlement on New Caprica, they stayed with the fleet - Eliza became the teacher for the kids who were left and Wren stayed with her. When Dogsville was set up, Eliza and Wren relocated to Galactica. Eliza worked at Joe's at nights mostly for laughs; Wren sang in the bar at night and did alternative dispute resolution during the day.

The Space Epic contains numerous cameos from people on our friends lists and our real lives. We've tried to keep it in character (if the characters were generally content, that is), but if self-insert isn't for you, well, please move along. We won't pretend that Wren and Eliza aren't Mary Sues, but we like to think that they grow and develop into interesting people despite their associations with major characters. If you're interested in an AU where life is okay, feel free to stick around. You can even request a cameo and choose your own space name and profession. We'll try to post fairly chronologically, but the Space Epic was written in a non-linear manner and is being revised constantly to add in missing scenes or tweak details - after all, it spans about thirty years of life in space, beginning sometime in Season 3, pre-"Maelstrom", and proceeding from there. Scenes will be posted as we wrote them: some are quite short and some are rather long. We'll try to keep a fairly regular posting schedule once we figure out when we'd like to post them.

NB: We have both dabbled in serious business fanfic; we're both writers. The Space Epic is therapy, pure and simple; we make no claims of literary greatness. It's just for enjoyment. If those aren't the droids you're looking for, please just move along.

Welcome to the Space Epic! We hope you enjoy your stay.

Immeasurable thanks to ninamazing, ranee42, dashakay, angiescully, liveonthesun, and hugahorrible, and our entire friendslists for encouraging us, listening to us, putting up with us constantly quoting the Space Epic, and letting us co-opt their personalities.

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Tell your wife to post my Chiefy bit already! ;)

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I'll try to get her to finish it! But we have to post IN ORDER.


Just kidding. You know I mean not to pressure, simply to express that I AM A LARGE FAN.

I'm sure she'll preview it for you when it's done. :D :D :D

yay, I totally wanted things to be happy in BSG.I'm so reading this now!

Hooray! I will absolutely write you in. We needed someone in publishing/books :D

I'm so glad! I hope you love it. It's cracktastic, lol.

haha. Ok, I felt the need to check this out since you talk about it so much. I haven't read it yet, but I'm soooo looking forward to it. :)


Eek! I hope you enjoy it. It's very close to my heart.

ok, i'm only a few scenes in, but I feel the need to say that I LOVE THIS ALREADY OMG. I'm laughing so hard right now, and you have no idea how badly I needed that today.


Yay, thank you! We're so glad you're enjoying it!

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